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Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on his call for the President to get bold.

 
Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
House GOP leader John Boehner and President Obama (AP)

Politicians say they can cut taxes and cut the deficit. Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman now says that’s a big lie. We hear him out.

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Monday, September 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During her Monday interview, Arianna Huffington gave a tough critique of President Obama for his handling of the economic crisis. Here are some interview excerpts.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Washington Post reports that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren — a candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — has suddenly dropped out of her teaching duties this fall, prompting more speculation that she may take a job in the Obama administration.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following Pres. Obama’s Oval Office address last night, Vice President Biden spoke in Iraq today, on the occasion of Iraqi troops taking command. Here’s the text.

 
Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Deflation worries. High unemployment and low consumer confidence. Is the US looking at a Japan-style meltdown?

 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. (AP)

Elena Kagan is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. We’re listening in to the confirmation battle.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The man in charge of the war in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, landed himself in hot water with the White House after a profile in Rolling Stone depicted the general and his staff criticizing the President and other top civilian officials.

 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Bystanders watch the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 20010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf oil spill crisis. We look at Obama’s speech and American priorities with top thinkers.

 
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May 25, 2015
New York Times columnist David Brooks explores a history of American moral character in his new book, "The Road to Character." Former US Labor Secretary Frances Perkins (R), is one of the subjects he profiles in his books. (David Burnett / AP)

New York Times columnist David Brooks on finding moral character in a self-preoccupied society.

May 25, 2015
Violinist Regina Carter warms up in the On Point studio on Friday, October 17. (Robin Lubbock / WBUR)

Regina Carter turns her jazz violin down home with her new album “Southern Comfort.”

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May 22, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

Pitch Perfect 2 is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

 
May 22, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

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Our Week In The Web: May 15, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015

We cancel a few hours and suddenly all of you get convinced of a global radio conspiracy! Plus, dragon zoos.

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Caller: ‘It Doesn’t Always Turn Out Okay’
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

One caller shares her own story of an extremely premature birth. Her daughter, born at 22 1/2 weeks in 2012, was taken off life support after seven days.

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